Healthy Vegan Friday #39 Banana Bread Bites, Jamaican Jerk Wraps & Carrot Sunrise

Welcome to Healthy Vegan Fridays!

It was my birthday this week, and I got to go out for dinner alone with my husband which was a rare treat as we’ve only had a babysitter twice since my toddler was born.  We went for a gorgeous Turkish meal.  I’ve never had such good tasting food.  I really wish I could cook with such flavour.

Even though I’ve been exhausted towards the end of my pregnancy, my iron levels have risen to just below the normal range now and if I do get a very rare good night sleep I actually feel pretty good the next day.  As I’ve still lost my taste for too many greens, a lot of my friends have now been trying Green Thickies and telling me how nice they are and how good they feel after having them which is encouraging for me.  I can’t wait to get back to really healthy eating once the baby is born as I’ve started to noticeably put on a fair bit of extra weight too but I know I’ll have no problem losing it when I get back to fruit and veg based eating.

For those of you who don’t know, Healthy Vegan Fridays is a weekly blog hop hosted by myself, Carrie @ Carrie on Vegan, and Gabby @ The Veggie Nook.  It is a place to share your healthy vegan recipes that make use of whole ingredients and minimize the use of processed and refined foods. The recipes shared on this link up are intended to emphasis the beauty, creativity and benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet!

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Recap of last week:

Most Popular Submissions

Banana Bread Protein Bites

Banana Bread Protein Bites

 Jamaican Jerk Tempeh Wraps

Jamaican Jerk Tempeh Wraps

Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Sunrise

Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Sunrise

My Favourites from Last Week

 Thick Raw Lemon Bars

Thick Raw Lemon Bars

Oh wow, I’m completely sold.  I’ve been craving lemon desserts recently and this one looks very easy and too hard to resist.  I’m going to have to make this!

Coconut Butter Cups – 5 ways!

Coconut Butter Cups - 5 ways!

I can’t believe I had never thought about doing this myself.  So simple yet so clever and sugar free too.  Can’t get better than that!

Oven “Dehydrated” Kale Chips

Oven “Dehydrated” Kale Chips

There are only 2 ways I like to eat Kale, in a smoothie (Green Thickie) or as Kale Chips.  My kale chips have been a bit hit and miss in the past but I have free kale growing in my garden so I just have to try this new technique and see if I can finally master kale chips in the oven.  If you’ve never tried them you really are missing out!

There were so many good posts this week that I found it very hard to choose my favourites, but I just wanted to highlight some other posts that I loved too.  Energy Butter & Figuring Out Your Food Allergies, Why I Like Juicing20 Ways to Avoid the Toxins in Plastic, Tomato soup, grilled vegan cheese sandwich and pizza

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Thanks and happy Friday!

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Katherine Kyle @ Green Thickies

Founder at Green Thickies
Katherine lost 56 pounds and recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Green Thickies.
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  1. Hopefully things will get better after your pregnancy! Lots of great ideas this week, for sure. :)

  2. Happy belated birthday! Those raw lemon bars look divine! As do those Jerk tempeh wraps. Yum yum! This week I have submitted a sweet and smoky sundried tomato chickpeas salad, enjoy!

  3. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Katherine, Happy Birthday to you! : )

  4. Thank you so much! Let me know if you like them :) I’m a kale chip addict haha.

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